PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.
Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.
An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.
Using the Military Service Files database
The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.
- To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
- To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
- To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
- To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
- To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
- Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.
For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-757-8088.
Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.
|Name||Community||Service Number||Age of Enlistment||Next of Kin||Occupation||Active Date||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas||St. John's||1877||20||Thomas Milley (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name|
|GRANT, William Hayes||31 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-159 - 410||23||Mrs. James Grant (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|CANNING, Permanus||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5455||19||William Canning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 24, 1918|
|DEVEREAUX, John William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3152||19||Michael Devereaux (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 17, 1920||Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.|
|EDWARDS, Hubert Frank||Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3489||19||Frank Edwards (p)||Lumber surveyor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|WARFORD, Garland||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||964||21||Mrs. William Warford (m)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SCAMMELL, Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||2958||21||Stewart Scammell (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, November 11, 1918|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLEARY, John||10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||288||20||John Cleary (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|MOORE, Thomas||Grand River, St. George District||1527||21||Elizabeth Moore (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|ROBERTS, Albert||Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1203||21||Elizabeth Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 1, 1917|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|SMITH, Howard||Dildo, Trinity District||1665||18||Thomas Smith (of John) (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 3, 1916|
|ELLIOTT, George||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2737||24||Alex Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, December 2, 1917|
|ARMSTRONG, Gordon||116 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2461||18||William Armstrong (p)||Plumber||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 2, 1920|
|KING, Jabez William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2718||24||Matthew King (p)||Lumberman||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph]||St. John's||979||19||John Spurrell (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|PRETTY, John||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||2276||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HYNES, Lemuel Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||806||26||Richard Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|POWELL, Garland||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2816||18||James Powell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|HANN, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2605||19||Captain Charles Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, September 8, 1917||Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).|
|WHITE, Michael||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||4121||19||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|DUNPHY, Edmond Lawrence||31 Central Street, St. John's||2967||18||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|
|JANES, Darcie Hubert||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2836||18||George Nathan Janes (p)||Blacksmith||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|MARSH, Joseph||Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2695||21||Mrs. Elijah Froud (p)||Fireman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LUCAS, Frederick William||47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2808||24||Caroline Lucas (s)||Shipping clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|BOLLARD, George Edward||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2334||24||John Bollard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MIFFLIN, Chesley James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2963||24||Edmund Mifflin (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|ALCOCK, Augustus||Griquet, St. Barbe District||0-116 - 1372||19||Mary Alcock (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WILLIAMS, Hugh||Springdale, Twillingate District||3581||18||Lucy (Martin) Williams (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|CROTTY, Leo||12 Walshs Square, St. John's||3935||20||William Crotty (p)||Cabman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3195||21||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|PARSONS, William||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3917||21||Joseph Parsons (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|PENNEY, Alexander||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2696||19||Mrs. William Penney (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HERDER, Hubert Clinton||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-79 - 3||23||William J. Herder (p)||Agriculturist||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PINSENT, Stanley Stewart||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1589||20||James Pinsent (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|